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Makeup Look | Gettin' Smoky with the Mary Kay Rock the Runway Eyeshadow Palette

Alright, alright (say it like Matthew McConaughey) let's get to some more Mary Kay love! I think we often forget about directly sold brands like Mary Kay because we don't see them in big box places like Sephora, but we really shouldn't because they make a ton of good makeup! I first started buying Mary Kay makeup in 2006 when I found out one of my co-workers was also a Mary Kay consultant. I loaded up on Satin Hands, Satin Lips and a couple of eyeshadows which kept me going for a good couple of years. The makeup quality has only improved since with shadows having effortless pigmentation and colours that are a far cry from the "old lady" style of days gone by.   

Mary Kay Rock the RUnway Eyeshadow Palette Review Makeup Look

Mary Kay Rock the RUnway Eyeshadow Palette Review Makeup Look

As a child of the 80s, it is pretty much built into my DNA that I should like blue eyeshadow. Though I don't wear it on a daily basis, I secretly covet quite a few blue eyeshadows in my collection, but after playing around with blue shades like the ones from the Mary Kay Rock the Runway Palette* ($26.00 CDN), blue can be my new go-to smoky eye! 


Mary Kay Rock the RUnway Eyeshadow Palette Review Makeup Look

This palette is so incredibly festive! It is all shimmery shadows with a lovely balance of the familiar browns and golds with more adventurous blues. All five eyeshadows swatched nicely with almost zero fallout. I would still be careful with the dark blue as even a single particle of fallout can result in a noticeable smear across the face!

Mary Kay Rock the RUnway Eyeshadow Palette Review Makeup Look

Mary Kay Rock the RUnway Eyeshadow Palette Review Makeup Look

Face:
Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in #113

Brows:
Dior Diorshow Brow Styler in #002 Universal Dark Brown

Eyes:
Apply Mary Kay Eye Primer.
Apply Mary Kay Undereye Corrector.
Apply the blue shade of the Rock the Runway Palette all over the lid and slightly into the crease.
Apply the dark blue shade on the outer V of eyelid and blend up into crease. Drag whatever colour is left over along the lower lash line.
Apply the gold shade to the inner corners of the eyes.
Line lower waterline with a matte black liner like Lise Watier Waterproof Eyeliner in Espresso*.
Apply Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara in Black*
Apply dramatic false lashes like ESQIDO BFF*.

Cheeks:
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Ripe Watermelon*
Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illuminating Stick in Gold*

Lips:
Mary Kay Gel Semi Matte Lipstick in Crushed Berry*
Apply Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illuminating Stick in Bronze* on cupid's bow.

Mary Kay Rock the RUnway Eyeshadow Palette Review Makeup Look

Final verdict: Compared to last season's summer eyeshadow palette (here), the price of this one makes much more sense. $26 for shades this pigmented and easy to use is definitely something I can get onboard with. The other stars of the Runway Bold collection were the Glowing Finish Illuminating Sticks* and of course the nail polishes. The Gel Liner Duo was longlasting and pigmented, but I just don't use gel liners so as good as it was, it was a pass for my makeup routine.


The Rock the Runway Palette is available through your neighborhood Mary Kay consultant.

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